Archive for June 26th, 2012

26th June 2012, Tuesday

Orchid time

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The three common species of orchid are all out now in good numbers – pyramidal, common spotted and bee orchids. Most people’s favourite is the bee orchid and a close up of the flower above shows why…

26th June 2012, Tuesday

Some fine weather at last!

Insect numbers have certainly been better the last couple of days, and I have noticed an upturn in the number of species in the Lime Kiln moth trap after what can only be decribed as a dismal start. Highlights have been bordered ermel, oblique striped and rosy wave, while easily the most photogenic (in my opinion anyway) is Catoptria pinella, a rather attractive micro with larvae that feed on various grasses growing in damp habitats.
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Catoptria pinella
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